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#12773213 - 05/29/18 01:59 PM Primer bulb question
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 249
Loc: Texas
The primer bulb should remain hard once fully primed correct?

I'll prime the bulb till it is full and then about 30 minutes later I need to prime it again. I don't believe this is normal.

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#12773245 - 05/29/18 02:16 PM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: Alumacraft 14]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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sounds like an air leak in line/bulb.

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#12773506 - 05/29/18 06:33 PM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: Alumacraft 14]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1458
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
air leak or a bad one way valve in the bulb

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#12773565 - 05/29/18 07:36 PM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: Alumacraft 14]
jwcromer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2476
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
get a new one,no get 2

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#12773724 - 05/29/18 10:49 PM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: Alumacraft 14]
dk2429 Offline
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Get a new one. Cheap fix
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#12778096 - 06/02/18 07:05 PM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
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Loc: Texas
Checked all fuel connections from tank to outboard, no leaks, solid connections. Replaced the primer bulb with a new one. Primer still will not stay firm.

So if I disconnect fuel line from outboard the primer bulb will remain firm. I hook it back up to the outboard and with in 1 minute primer will be soft again.

So I checked the outboard fuel line connections under the cowling, didn't see any leaks, lines are all snug with fuel clamps on them. Could it be the fuel line connector port? If so wouldn't it leak fuel if it was bad?

Motor is only 6 months old btw.


Edited by Alumacraft 14 (06/02/18 07:07 PM)

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#12778259 - 06/02/18 09:42 PM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: Alumacraft 14]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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be sure the bulb is installed in the correct direction! There is an arrow on the bulb....should point toward the motor.

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#12778517 - 06/03/18 09:24 AM Re: Primer bulb question [Re: bronco71]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 249
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: bronco71
be sure the bulb is installed in the correct direction! There is an arrow on the bulb....should point toward the motor.


The bulb is facing the correct way.

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